Show simple item record Iroanya, R. O. NJingolo, B. 2017-11-22T12:44:50Z 2017-11-22T12:44:50Z 2017
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-620-73783-8 (e-book)
dc.identifier.issn 978-620-73782-1 (Print)
dc.description Journal article, Published in International Conference on Public Administration and Development Alternatives (IPADA), The 2nd Annual Conference on ‛‛ The Independence of African States in the Age of Globalisation”, July 26-28, 2017 en_US
dc.description.abstract Mergers and acquisitions are one way to make none performing enterprises productive and profitable. The City of Johannesburg Municipality (CoJ) has gone through a process of merging some of its municipal owned enterprises (MOEs) in recent years. Taking the case of the merger of the Johannesburg City Parks and Johannesburg Zoo to form a new company called Johannesburg City Park and Zoo, this paper draws from secondary sources such as municipal documents and data from interviews with different Johannesburg City Park and Zoo staff. The findings point to various problems which the merger has created for the Johannesburg City Park and Zoo which have negatively impacted on service delivery functions. The findings further indicate that the problems created by the merger are related to poor articulation of merger process; organisational fit; inadequate management of merger process; political imperativeness; low staff morale and satisfaction; and insufficient funding of merger process. These findings are consistent with theoretical exegesis in extant literature on mergers and acquisitions. The paper concludes with recommendations aimed at strengthening policy, strategies, and capacities. These are deemed necessary if the Johannesburg City Park and Zoo is to achieve its intended objectives. en_US
dc.format.extent 12 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher International Conference on Public Administration and Development Alternatives (IPADA) en_US
dc.relation.requires Adobe Acrobat Reader en_US
dc.subject Mergers and Acquisitions en_US
dc.subject City of Johannesburg en_US
dc.subject Municipal Owned Entities en_US
dc.subject Johannesburg City Park en_US
dc.subject Zoo en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Consolidation and merger of corporations -- South Africa -- Gauteng en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Local government -- South Africa -- Gauteng en_US
dc.title Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) of Municipal Owned Entities (MOEs) in South Africa: the case of Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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